A Foodie’s Guide to the Perfect New Jersey Staycation

You don't need to leave the Garden State to feel like you've gone on a vacation.

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Surf City serves up American fare in a beachy setting. The waterfront space comes complete with palm trees, sand and outdoor seating. More on Surf City here.
Surf City offers up beautiful views of the Hudson.
The lobster roll at Surf City features Maine lobster, mayonnaise and celery. It is served on a potato roll with fries on the side.
Pictured here is snow crab legs from Surf City. The dish is served with potatoes and Jersey corn.
The seafood paella at Surf City is the perfect summer dish.
Cellar 335 is Polynesian-inspired. It has cheeky decor and Tiki-style cocktails. You will definitely feel like you've left New Jersey for the day. More on Cellar 335 here.
Pictured here is avocado fried rice from Cellar 335. You can definitely taste Asian flavors in this dish.
A look at some of the fun, tropical cocktails that are served up at Cellar 335. The bar has more than a dozen specialty cocktails to choose from. They range in price from $10-$15.
Cellar 335 also serves "large format" cocktails meant for sharing. Pictured here is the Big Kahuna. This enormous drink will set you back $100.
The very popular Neapolitan pizza restaurant Porta has two New Jersey locations -- one in Asbury Park and one in Jersey City. The Jersey City location has a rooftop, which is great for a warm summer night. More on Porta here.
This seasonal pizza from Porta in Jersey City features San Marzano tomato sauce, goat cheese, fresh mozzarella and is topped with heirloom tomatoes.
The rooftop at Porta in Jersey city.
There are few things more refreshing than a cold drink on a hot day, and the frozen watermelon rosé definitely seems like it would hit the spot.
If you're just looking for a snack, Porta in Jersey City serves house-made mozzarella and ricotta with sliced Italian bread for $10.
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